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Travel Guide of Aarhus in Denmark by Influencers and Travelers

Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and the seat of Aarhus municipality. It is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, in the geographical centre of Denmark, 187 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen and 289 kilometres north of Hamburg, Germany.

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1 - Risskov

Risskov is the name of both a neighbourhood and a district in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. The district of Risskov is sometimes referred to as Vejlby-Risskov, as it is a merger of the neighbourhood of Risskov and the neighbourhood of Vejlby.

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2 - Den Gamle By

Den Gamle By, or The Old Town in English, is an open-air town museum located in the Aarhus Botanical Gardens, in central Aarhus, Denmark.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Aarhus

How about traveling through 1000 years of Danish history? May be only a century ago? Whatever the time period you prefer, get ready for Aarhus stories with fun, exciting and hands on experience! On this tour you are going to be immersed in danish culture and way of life and find out when, why and how it changed through the centuries. Our passionate and dedicated guide will show you most significant places in Aarhus and the open air Old Town museum where collection of 75 danish houses hosting themed exhibitions is coming alive. Join us on ultimate Aarhus experience!

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4 - Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral is a cathedral in Aarhus, Denmark. It is the longest and tallest church in the country, at 93 m in length and 96 m in height.

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5 - Skæring Strandvej

   9 km away

Skæring Hede or Skæring Mindelund is a forest and memorial park in Skæring, the northernmost suburb of Aarhus, Denmark. Skæring Hede was originally a large heath but today only a fraction of it remains as encroaching suburbs and areas with summer houses have gradually taken over much of the natural land in the area, through the 70s and 80s.

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6 - Møllestien

Møllestien is a street in Aarhus, Denmark which runs west to east from Vester Allé to Grønnegade and intersects Møllegade roughly in the middle.

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7 - Ballehage

Ballehage Beach is an urban, public beach in the southern parts of Aarhus, Denmark and from 1929 it is one of the oldest sea baths in Denmark.

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8 - Aarhus Rådhus

Aarhus City Hall is the city hall of Aarhus, Denmark. The decision to build a new city hall was taken during a city hall meeting in 1937. The new building was inaugurated 2 June 1941, designed by architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller.

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9 - Marselisborg Dyrehave

Marselisborg Deer Park is a 22 hectares enclosed woodland area in the northern parts of the Marselisborg Forests. The trees are somewhat sparse here and the terrain especially hilly, compared to the surrounding forest.

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10 - ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

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11 - Havnebadet

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12 - NationalparkMolsBjerge

   19 km away

Mols Bjerge National Park or Nationalpark Mols Bjerge is a Danish national park in the area known as Mols Bjerge in Syddjurs Municipality, Central Jutland, inaugurated on 29 August 2009. The protected area, measures 180 square kilometres in size.

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13 - Rønde

   23 km away

Rønde is a town on the southern part of the peninsula, Djursland in Denmark, Northern Europe, 23 kilometers north-east of the north end of Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus.

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14 - Ebeltoft

   30 km away

Ebeltoft is an old port town on the central east coast of Denmark with a population of 7,167. It is located in Syddjurs municipality in Region Midtjylland on the larger Djursland peninsula of Jutland.

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15 - Samsø

   30 km away

Samsø is a Danish island in the Kattegat 15 kilometers off the Jutland Peninsula. Samsø is located in Samsø municipality. The community has 3,724 inhabitants called Samsings and is 114 km² in area.

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Why should you visit Aarhus ?

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How to visit Aarhus ?

Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, is a perfect destination for travelers who want to experience the best of Danish culture, history, and modern life. This vibrant city boasts a beautiful waterfront, historic sites, and a thriving culinary scene, making it an ideal destination for both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers.

To get to Aarhus, you can fly into Aarhus Airport (AAR) or Billund Airport (BLL). From there, you can take a bus or train to the city center. Alternatively, you can also take a direct train from Copenhagen, which takes about three hours.

Before your trip, you should book tickets to some of Aarhus' popular attractions, such as the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, the Old Town Museum (Den Gamle By), and Moesgaard Museum. Depending on the season, you might also want to book a guided walking tour or a boat tour to explore the city's beautiful surroundings.

The costs of visiting Aarhus are relatively affordable compared to other European cities. Accommodation prices vary, but you can find budget options starting from €50 per night, while meals at casual restaurants cost around €15-€20 per person. Admission fees for museums and attractions range from €10-€20.

Some of the best things to do in Aarhus include:

1. Exploring the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe, featuring a variety of exhibitions.
2. Visiting Den Gamle By, an open-air museum showcasing Danish urban history and life from the 1700s to the 1970s.
3. Strolling around the beautiful Botanical Garden, which features greenhouses, a butterfly paradise, and a variety of plant species.
4. Discovering the history of the Vikings at the Moesgaard Museum, an interactive and immersive experience.

For meals, consider trying some local Danish cuisine at restaurants like Mefisto, which serves delicious seafood and traditional dishes, or Restaurant Domestic, offering a modern take on Danish classics. For more budget-friendly options, head to Aarhus Street Food, an indoor market featuring food from around the world.

When choosing a place to stay, consider these options:

1. WakeUp Aarhus: A budget-friendly hotel located near the train station, offering modern rooms and amenities.
2. Villa Provence: A charming boutique hotel in the city center, with individually decorated rooms and a lovely courtyard.
3. Hotel Guldsmeden Aarhus: A cozy, eco-friendly hotel just a short walk from the main attractions, featuring stylish rooms and organic breakfast.

Off the beaten path:

For a more unusual travel experience, visit the Marselisborg Deer Park, located just outside the city. This peaceful park is home to several species of deer, which roam freely within the grounds. You can take a leisurely stroll through the park, enjoying the serene surroundings and observing the deer up close. Moreover, the park offers beautiful views of the Aarhus Bay, making it an ideal spot for a picnic or simply to unwind after a day of exploring the city.

Learn More about Aarhus

Located on the east coast of Denmark and bordered by the Kattegat, discover the city of Aarhus, the country's second most populous city.
With its 91 square kilometres and some 280,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is considered the capital of the Jutland region, which is in fact a peninsula bordered by various maritime areas such as the Kattegat, the North Sea, the Skagerrak sea passage, and the Little Belt strait. 
Its strategic position on the east coast of Jutland has made it an important industrial and port site. 

Built in the 8th century by the Vikings, the city of Aarhus is full of history: it is the oldest large city among Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The city suffered many wars and battles during the Viking period, some of which have survived.

Start your stay with a short historical tour of the open-air museum in Den Gamle By. The museum is an artificial village with small streets and houses that have been moved around. There is even a reconstructed house of the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. The museum aims to explain the life of the Danes in different historical periods of the country and the city.

Continue your walk to Møllestien Street, famous for its flowery streets and colourful and unusual houses. This street is especially interesting because it dates back to the Middle Ages. 

A little further on, you can find the Latin Quarter of Aarhus. This is a very lively area, especially on Graven, which is the main street of the district, and Pustervig Torv square. Here you can relax on the terrace of a local restaurant or bar. 
If you like art, you should visit the Aarhus Art Museum called Aros, which is considered the city's icon. With its rainbow coloured glass passageway, tourists are very fond of this museum which offers a magnificent view of the city. Another place in the city that can be considered artistic is the Isbjerget (iceberg) in Aarhus. It is located in the harbour area of the city and is a collection of various building towers that look like mountain peaks, also resembling an iceberg. 

Finally, a little further away from the city centre, you can have fun with your family at the Tivoli Friheden Park. Dating back to the end of the First World War, the park offers a number of attractions such as a Ferris wheel and a roller coaster.

Aarhus has plenty of other sights and activities to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Aarhus

How to find accommodation in Aarhus?

The city of Aarhus has plenty of accommodation for rent, both flats and hotel rooms

In Aarhus you have to pay in Danish kroner, the Danish national currency.

The closest airport to the city is Aarhus Airport, which is paradoxically located in the town of Tirstup, about 45km from Aarhus. Once there, you can easily get around by bus, taxi, or rent a car. 

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